Team Vhong and Ryan’s Magpasikat 2018 performance conveyed a heartbreaking, solid depiction of the destructive effect of bullying in one very spectacular, artistic act!
Their magnificent performance gave a powerful take on advocating the fight against bullying. Their story tells how bullying ended the life of Danny, the character Ryan Bang portrayed. He was rejected over and over by a dance group he tried to be part of, most heavily by the one who acts as their leader, a man named Erik whom Vhong Navarro played.
With an excellent play on light effects live on TV, a bit of animation and optical illusion, Team Vhong and Ryan gave us a one-of-a-kind performance.
WATCH: Magpasikat 2018: Team Vhong and Ryan delivers powerful message on bullying in impressive lights and dance show
In this gallery, we see how the group rehearsed in perfecting the coordination of sequences, moves and timing of effects for their remarkable act.
In playing the role of the bullying victim, Ryan seemed to have truly worked hard in internalizing his character, genuinely showing the hurt and suffering one endures. We can see how he owned the spotlight even before they did their actual performance.
Vhong, who indicated after their performance that he doesn’t like playing the villain, also tried his best in achieving that antagonist role. Vhong added that he did not want to hurt Ryan severely and went easy with him during their rehearsal. But during the actual performance, Vhong said he had to be in character and did the harshest acts on Ryan to convey the message.
Meanwhile, Hashtags Nikko Natividad, CK Kieron and Paulo Angeles here learned how to gain their balance on the round spinning platform they used by the end of their act. They all strived to achieve that arrogant look in playing as those egoistic boys of the group in their story.The gorgeous GirlTrends Dawn Chang and Maika Rivera also went all-out in playing the bratty and snotty girls of the group. We see them preparing for the impressive play of lights that fascinated viewers.
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